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The Cardinal Annual Fund

The Cardinal Annual Fund is designed to offset annual operating expenses. Gifts to the Cardinal Annual Fund support our school’s resources and programs such as academics, athletics, technology, faculty salaries, classroom supplies and equipment, financial aid, and building upkeep. With tuition accounting for 85% of the school’s operating revenue, we need to bridge the gap between the cost of educating each child and the expenses not covered by tuition. The Cardinal Annual Fund is crucial to the school’s operation and helps us continue the highest educational standards for our students.

We appreciate your support of the Cardinal Annual Fund. Gifts and pledges made online are acknowledged with a confirmation message online and with an acknowledgement letter from our Development office. Gifts and pledges made by mail, or in person, are acknowledged with a letter from our Development office. Whether it further enhances our classroom resources, technology or academic programs, every gift made to the school makes a difference in the lives of our students and faculty. 


Leadership Societies    
Legacy Society Gifts of $10,000 and above  
Founders' Society $7,000 - $9,999  
Trustees' Society $4,500 - $6,999  
Directors' Society $3,000 - $4,499  
1971 Society $1,500 - $2,999  
Donors contributing $1,500 or more each year to the Cardinal Annual Fund are recognized as members of the James River Society.
Gift Clubs    
Cardinal Club $900 - $1,499  
River Club $450 - $899  
Red & White Club $150 - $449  
Friends Gifts up to $149  


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Every gift received by James River Day School supports our strong and innovative learning community. If you have questions about making a gift, please contact Michelle Davis, Director of Development, at (434) 384-7385.